Work Location: 16 E. 2nd Street- La Junta, CO 81050
Primary City: La Junta– Colorado – United States
Digitcom Electronics Job Name: RF System Technician

General Duties

Digitcom Electronics’ RF System Technician is responsible for technical work troubleshooting and maintaining radio communications systems. This includes hardware, software, networking elements and digital microwave systems with focus on public safety agencies. RF Technician will be required to climb towers to repair, replace and install antenna components. RF Technician will be required to work with little direct supervision most days.

Typical schedule for position will be Monday-Friday 8a.m. until 5p.m. with an hour for lunch.

Example of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Repair and maintenance of Motorola VHF, UHF Conventional, VHF and UHF MOTOTRBO and 7/800 MHz P25 Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS) repeaters and all ancillary radio site equipment to include network equipment, security, UPS, etc.
  • Repair and maintain Motorola VHF, UHF Conventional, VHF and UHF MOTOTRBO and 7/800 MHz and P25 DTRS portable and mobile radios to include programming, preventative maintenance, and battery maintenance.
  • Repair and maintain microwave radio assets.
  • Climb Towers to perform repairs & installations.
  • Receive and respond to dispatch related issues.
  • Attend various monthly meetings as designated and report on activities and issues.
  • Coordinate with all vendors and customers.
  • Serves on a rotating on-call basis for radio system support.
  • Identify and determine parts required for repairs and retro-fitting project.
  • Install all accessories assigned to each job.
  • Maintain work area appearance and safety.
  • Travel to customer’s location when necessary.
  • Perform duties in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

Education/Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Clean Driving Record is required ** (Major infractions are a disqualifier. ex: DUI, any drug motor vehicle offence, hit & run, reckless driving infractions, driving while suspended, passing a stopped school bus, involvement in a fatal accident, or 3 or more minor infractions within 3-year period).
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Digitcom employment application, pass a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening (including marijuana) are required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, but an Associate Degree in Electronics or closely related field or 1-2 years equivalent radio or communications systems repair preferred.
  • Good understanding of computers and networking.
  • Strong mechanical skills and proficiency in the use of tools required.
  • Must be an Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Associate or acquire within 1-year hire date.
  • Motorola, ETA and other pertinent manufacturer certifications or training highly desirable.
  • FCC General Radio Operators License (GROL) desirable.

Physical Requirements:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The associate will be required to remember and understand certain instructions, guidelines or other information. The associate must be able to see and verbally communicate. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

Essential Job Functions

Language Skills: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate in both oral and written form while speaking in both technical and system user levels terms.

Computer Skills: Must have basic user-level competency with Windows PC operating systems.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to use common sense and have enough understanding to carry out instructions. Ability to develop logical plans of action for troubleshooting.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks. Ability to work with little or no supervision. Must possess strong time management skills. Ability to work beyond scheduled hours and respond to after-hours calls in a timely manner. Ability to work non-traditional days and hours as needed.

Independent Judgment: A lot of work is performed independently. Must be able to use individual judgment and problem-solving skills to accomplish goals and achieve desired results.

Note: The successful applicant must be able to perform ALL the above job functions, unassisted, and at a pace and level of performance consistent with actual job requirements. These duties are intended to be illustrative only and are not all-inclusive.

Other: In the event of an emergency/disaster, all Digitcom employees are expected to make every effort to be available to ensure the continued operation of all necessary system functions. This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required. If an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate compensation in accordance with existing policies or at the discretion of Digitcom.

Digitcom Electronics Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

About Us:

Digitcom Electronics is a Motorola Manufacturer Representative, Motorola Radio Solutions Channel Partner (Professional, Commercial and P25 Systems), Motorola Service Elite Specialist, Certified Service Center and a consulting/engineering firm specializing in wireless communications. Digitcom is a privately held corporation with headquarters in La Junta, Colorado with additional offices in Colorado Springs, Durango and Monte Vista, Colorado.

For more information, visit us at www.digitcomelectronics.com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

Experience:

  • troubleshooting: 2 years (Required)
  • radio repair: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Colorado (Required)